Thanks to the many acquisitions in the data centre industry the group has made in the recent years. Legrand has built a unique brands portfolio: USystem, Raritan, Starline, and Cablofil just to name a few.

Therefore, the Group ambition is to become the global market and technology leader for data center solutions.

The specialised teams of Legrand Data Center Solutions are responsible for the complete data center portfolio of Legrand. The customer is now meeting his needs faster in the continuously changing data center market. A single point of contact with years of knowledge, supported by specialists with specific expertise and a coordinated innovative product portfolio for the complete data center request. Customers are always assured of the latest data center technologies, modular solutions that meet customer-specific and evolving business needs.

Having already a strong hyperscale cloud customer base with well-known, global organisations, large colocation and corporate businesses, in addition to a very powerful channel business, we now feel we are ready to take the synergies and relationships between these four revenue streams to the next phase for quality assurance worldwide.

Legrand has strengthened its data centre solutions offering with the acquisition of Bedford-based infrastructure specialist USystems.

Acquiring USystems’ entire portfolio, which includes the world-leading ColdLogik cooling technology, the deal further strengthens Legrand’s position in providing added-value solutions in the growing data centre market. The acquisition will help Legrand expand its presence in the UK data centre market, while also helping to grow USystems’ international business.

USystems’ portfolio of cooling solutions and racks help data centres reduce their overall energy bills, subsequently bringing down their carbon footprint. USystems’ efficient technologies allow customers to reach the IT densities required, combined with unprecedented levels of sustainable cooling efficiency.

The range of retrofit and new build ColdLogik Rear Door Coolers, for example, provides an efficient and sustainable cooling range from 0.1 to 200kW plus per rack. This is particularly impactful in the growing micro data centre (MDC) market, where USystems has developed its ColdLogik technology to occupy less than one square metre of floor space to fit most edge applications.

Pascal Stutz, CEO, Legrand UK & Ireland, said: “The acquisition of USystems enables us to strengthen our position in the fastest growing segments of the data centre sector – HPC (high performance computing) and MDCs; complements our existing offering in the data centre white space market in both the UK and globally; and provides Legrand with additional expertise and capabilities in specialist cooling and energy efficiency technologies. All of which allows us to better serve customers’ needs through value-add, problem solving and an increasingly solutions-based approach to the markets we serve.”

Scott Bailey, MD, USystems Ltd, said: “USystems’ ColdLogik technology is in a prime position to support the data centre industry’s move towards a more sustainable, energy efficient future, as well as to meet HPC’s higher cooling requirements easily. Our EDGE range of micro data centres complements Legrand’s existing portfolio and fits with their philosophy of developing a more integrated, solutions-based approach to helping their customers, as opposed to simple product-based deployments. We are excited to join the Legrand Group and to expand the USystems portfolio internationally.”

RDCs have been around the longest of all the next generational white space technologies, all be it initially in passive deployments. Since the emergence of active RDC or RDHx (Rear Door Heat Exchangers) some models offer the highest heat rejection capabilites in the industry today.

Our product, the ColdLogik RDC is designed to run on liquids such as water or harmless synthetic fluids, potentially improving efficiencies and increasing flexibility, however unlike the other new technologies, it can also negate the need of mechanical cooling.

Multiple Choices
When talking about next generation Data Center cooling, it’s important to realise that there are now multiple alternative choices as there are many next generational cooling methodologies available to design engineers, each with their own intricacies to be navigated.

WRITTEN BY Legrand Singapore
DATE February 13, 2023
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